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USDA for Kids

USDA provides students, parents, and teachers with youth-geared information and resources related to agriculture.

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

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Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory (AIPL) Kid's Corner

AIPL Kid's Corner is an educational resource where children can learn interesting and exciting facts about the dairy labs, cows, and dairy products through fun games and puzzles.

Sci4Kids English or Espanol


Sci4Kids is a series of stories about agricultural research conducted at USDA.

Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Educator's Guide to Stopping the Asian Longhorned Beetle (PDF, 6.6 MB)

Inquiry-based program with flexible, standards-based units (Elementary and Middle school) will challenging your students to apply their knowledge and make a difference in their community.

Hunt for the Asian Longhorned Beetle

Empower kids to help save your community's trees with these flexible lesson plans and activities.

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Choose MyPlate

Choose MyPlate and find other materials designed for elementary school-aged children.


Look up a food to get quick access to nutrition info for over 8,000 foods.

MyPlate Blast-off Game

An interactive computer game where kids can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with food and physical activity.

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Team Nutrition

Team Nutrition improves children's lifelong eating and physical activity habits by using the principles of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS)

Fight BAC - Keep Food Safe from Bacteria

Fight BAC

Kids, the Food Detectives need your help to fight an enemy...Bacteria! Play the games, listen to the songs and solve the cases to become a Food Detective!

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Food Safety for Kids and Teens

Kids and teens can find games, puzzles, quizzes, and articles to help better their understanding of food safety concepts.

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Thermy for Kids

Thermy for Kids strives to increase children's food safety knowledge through various fun learning tools.

Forest Service (FS)

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Junior Forest Ranger

The Junior Forest Ranger program is for kids ages 7 to 13. Earn your badge by completing activities in the adventure guide.

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Natural Inquirer

The Natural Inquirer contains articles on scientific research conducted by scientists at USDA on nature, such as trees, forests, wildlife, insects, outdoor activities, and water.

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Smokey Bear

Smokey Bear provides Americans information on the importance of outdoor fire safety and wildfire prevention.

National Agricultural Library (NAL)

NAL Kids' Science Page

National Agricultural Kids' Page

Kids' Science Page contains lists of children's books and articles on specific agricultural subjects, including science fair projects and supplies, careers and biographies of leading scientists, and "learn by doing" 4-H (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health) youth projects.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

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Backyard Conservation

Backyard Conservation shows you how conservation practices that are used on agricultural land across the country to conserve and improve natural resources can be adapted for use on the land around your home.

Science-U Camp

Science-U is dedicated to advancing science literacy in youth through the sharing and discovery of scientific knowledge.

Scientific Knowledge (S.K.) Worm

Scientific Knowledge (S.K.) Worm

S.K. Worm is an educational resource that teaches about soil, how its made, how the weather affects the soil, why plants require soil, and much more.

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Soil Education for Kids and Teens

Everything you wanted to know about soil education and more.

Western Regional Air Partnership Kid's Corner

Live camera pictures monitoring visibility improvements in national parks and wilderness, fact sheets, games.

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

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Ag in the Classroom Kids Zone

Kids and teens can find information about animals, foods, ag questions, Science Fair projects, Ag Fun and virtual field trips in the Agriculture in the Classroom Kid's Zone.

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4-H (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health) - USA

The 4-H program was developed so young people can enjoy university-based youth programs and projects for diverse interests. 4-H engages nearly seven million young people nationwide with exciting, hands-on learning adventures.

Office of the Chief Economist (OCE)

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The Joint Agricultural Weather Facility (JAWF) is jointly operated by the World Agricultural Outlook Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

USDA Resources for Kids

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George Washington Carver Coloring Book

Kids and teens can find a coloring book honoring Dr. George Washington Carver.